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Dencklau receives mortuary science scholarship

Education

Fort Dodge resident Emily Dencklau is the recipient of the inaugural Bogati Urn Company Scholarship Fund, which was created to recognize outstanding funeral service or mortuary science students annually with financial awards to help with tuition, books, or other program costs. Dencklau, a ...

From our files

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Aug. 13, 2008 NEWS: Local schools prepared to implement the new state smoking ban, which applied to all school grounds. SPORTS: U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, 21, became the winningest Olympian of all time with 11 gold medals. 25 Years ago: Aug. 13, 1993 NEWS: Vista ...

New, improved and more interactive

Local News

ROCKWELL CITY — For some time, the Calhoun County Museum board members have wanted a way to hold events at the museum year-round. While the large former school building provided lots of space for holding artifacts of the county’s history, the board hasn’t been able to heat it in the ...

Pigs are for dragons

Local News

Dragon Boat teams with colorful names and colorful mascots took to the waters of Badger Lake Saturday to compete in the annual Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash in John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. One of those was bright pink, rotund and, in its own way, quite cute. It was also a bit ...

Two Fort Dodge streets to be closed Monday

News Brief

Parts of two Fort Dodge streets will be closed for repairs beginning Monday, according to city officials. Those streets are: • 20th Avenue North between 26th and 28th streets • Third Avenue North between Ninth and 10th streets

River Hops Brewing opens

Local Business

Downtown Fort Dodge is experiencing a commercial renaissance. It is becoming the home to a diverse array of specialized small businesses. The latest arrival is River Hops Brewing at 1014 Central Ave. This new enterprise in the city’s historic center offers a unique selection of beers ...

From our files: Aug. 12, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Aug. 12, 2008 NEWS: Manson teen Ashley Quade was crowned the Iowa State Fair queen. SPORTS: Emile Vinson, 10, of Fort Dodge, won gold, silver and bronze medals at the national AAU Junior Olympic Games. 25 Years ago: Aug. 12, 1993 NEWS: An accumulation of about 2 feet of ...

News of Record: Aug. 12, 2018

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Saturday Domestic assault causing injury — Alex Sortedahl, 26, 2011 Sixth Ave. N., transferred to District Court. Driving while barred —Bradley Banks, 28, 525 N. Ninth St., transferred to District Court; Mary Cabbell, 26, 425 N. 18th St., preliminary ...

How gratitude changed his life

Local News

V.J. Smith will share how gratitude changed his life during the fifth annual Unite to Fight fundraiser on Friday at Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S. “It’s a talk I have given more than 2,500 times,” Smith, of Brookings, South Dakota, said. “I started giving this talk in 2001 and there ...

The heart of 4-H

Local Business

I saw her from across the stands. I could tell. You can always tell. She seemed quiet – not her usual hob-knobbing with everyone around her. Our eyes met up across the stands, and we both nodded in acknowledgment. But it was her expression. It’s always the expression. And I wondered if ...

MNW plans $8.8 million bond for school renovation, construction

Local News

MANSON — The Manson Northwest Webster School District will ask the citizens of the district to support a general obligation bond of $8.8 million to keep up with current growth and prepare for more growth in the future. The money will be used for renovation and construction purposes at ...

Sen. Charles Grassley receives US Wind Champion Award

Local Business

EVERLY — Sen. Charles Grassley was named a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress by the American Wind Energy Association at an event hosted by Alliant Energy. AWEA is presenting U.S. Wind Champion Awards to select members of the 115th Congress who have taken action in support of American ...

Teri Townsend now with UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics

Business Briefs

Teri Townsend has joined the team of family medicine providers at UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics – Fort Dodge. Townsend received her Bachelor of Science degreee in nursing from Oklahoma City University and her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP-PC) from the ...

Social host ordinance on agenda for FD council

Local News

A proposed new law that would penalize adults for underage drinking in certain situations will be discussed by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. A contract extension for City Manager David Fierke, a development agreement for part of the Williams Bend neighborhood and some rezoning items ...

Dr. Tyler Wallingford joins Clay and Associates

Business Briefs

Dr. Tyler Wallingford joined Clay and Associates DDS, PLC, 1905 N. 15th St., as an associated dentist on Aug. 1. Clay and Associates provides dental care for the entire family along with dental implants, and other specialized dental health procedures. Wallingford is an Atlantic native where ...

Area 4-H’ers are headed to the Iowa State Fair

Local News

DUNCOMBE — JoAnn Lennon is very active within Webster County 4-H, but that wasn’t always the case. Though Lennon is a leader of the Washington Winners 4-H club, and has supported numerous 4-H activities, including chaperoning the Citizen Washington Focus Trip to Washington, D.C., she did ...

Driving for education

Local News

Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota will host the Ford Drive 4 UR School event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the dealership at 2723 Fifth Ave. S. Ford Drive 4 UR School is an event that supports education at the Fort Dodge Community School District. At the event, any community member is ...

Thursday’s Shag the Drag event results announced

News Brief

The top three male and female finishers in the Shag the Drag race have been announced. The three-mile run/walk was held Thursday evening. Reed Russell, Jonathan DeJong and Jonathon Madden were the top three male finishers. Carissa Harvey, Nicole Hagar and Amanda Bush were the top three ...